saltwatersig's tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by saltwatersig, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. arod2051

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    Awesome thread. I couldn't read through the whole thing because I was enamored with the pictures.

    Hope my tank grows up to look this good.
     
  2. Rick778

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    Nice Tank.
    Beautiful pictures!
     
  3. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

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    Thank you everyone for the compliments
     
  4. screebo

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    I don't think I've ever seen a tank doing better than that! Worth every minute that you've been up to your elbows in that water! :D
    Superb tank, Sergio.
     
  5. Euphyllia

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    Beautiful Elegance coral! Where did you buy that one?
     
  6. melly mel

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    Sergio, what is that coral on the top left , right above the chalice in the 2nd pic?
     
  7. xcaret

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    Somewhere online I saw someone using magnets to mount them on the glass; if I come across that will post the link.
     
  8. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

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    Just a few pics of the usual stuff and future dbtc

    Iani's Emerald mummy eye
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    miami hurricane (I think, came as a dbtc)
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    RBTA from Pianotips
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    BAR prop chalice (temporary holding for Jonathon/Crabby
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    future DBTC Aussi hammer
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    future DBTC Aussi echinata
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    future sps
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    future appleberry monti
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    purple/ blue sponge from Bill/Cookiejar
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    fts after switching back to Pheonix 14k

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  9. gimmito

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    Nice tank... That is one huge Clam !

    Jim
     
  10. patchin

    patchin Facilities / Event Coordinator

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    Awesome Sergio. Er I mean awesome, Sergio
     
  11. Tumbleweed

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    If I look really closely I think I kind find some room to place some more corals. :bigsmile:
     
  12. nanocube-guy

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    how do you frag them if its glue on the big rock?
     
  13. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

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    Link

    I will try to just clip a branch here & there or if needed I will pry it loose from rock ....prune and reglue it
     
  14. CookieJar

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    Serg- looking great! I'm always impressed looking at your tank- the corals are thriving and you're maximizing the available real estate.
     
  15. yellojello

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    Lookin' good! How do you track everything, mental note or notepad (or i guess just through the BAR journal)? I don't have any corals yet, but Viet has broke into the barrier of needing to write things down haha
     
  16. nanocube-guy

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    gotcha... Thanks for the replied! It looks so cool!
     
  17. saltwatersig

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    The DBTC stuff is easy since the new updated program to track them keeps a record of whom you got it from. As far as the other corals.....pretty much just mental notes (although each year , more and more of my mental notes seem to get deleted to make room for new ones :) )


    Sergio
     
  18. saltwatersig

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    Hello all

    As you know ...my tank has been going through some rough times.....steady decline since Idk ....March of 2010. Started seeing a constant decline in Cal levels (using Cal rx at that time) and no matter how much more additives I would add to buffer it up , within a couple of days it would get low again. Then I got the bright Idea of adding 2 part to increase the levals on both CAL and ALk. Well that turned my tank into a weekly ritual of soaking pump in vinager ( skimmer pumps, return pump, tunzes).

    Fast forward 7 months and dosing 1032ml of Cal and 1032 ml of Alk every day (yes that is correct...the only way I could keep params up) and experiancing daily precip on tank glass....My good friend Jeremy said I should dose more Mag and lower the dosing on ALK/CAL.
    That did the trick, my old mag test kit had failed me and led me to believe Mag levels where fine and they were not.

    From that point on I still had remaining sps, most chalices, and some lps consistantly decline. my live rock seemed dead and started to see more and more hair algae.

    About A month or so ago , after numerous water changes and less feedings .....I am know seeing what few chalices remained starting to color back up , A few lokani sps that survived are growing and coloring up as well as most of my lps.

    Here are a few pics as of recently, some newly aquired some old

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  19. JAR

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    looking good Sergio!

    This BRS video helped me better understand the role of Magnesium in our tanks.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI52IyBtjp0&feature=player_embedded
     
  20. sfboarders

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    Looks good Sergio!
     

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